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Heather Portaro, MD

Heather Portaro, MD

Accepting New Patients

Breast Surgery

WellSpan Medical Group

My Locations

Map Marker A WellSpan Breast Surgery
735 Norman Dr., Suite B
Lebanon, PA 17042
(717) 639-2955
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Map Marker B WellSpan Breast Surgery
804 Grandview Dr., Suite 2
Ephrata, PA 17522
(717) 639-2955
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About Me

Why I chose to pursue a career in healthcare:

When I was growing up, I always wanted to be a doctor. I loved science, and biology was my favorite class in school. Physiology and anatomy fascinated me. I also loved working with people, a love that was strengthened by my time spent as a Girl Scout and a dance teacher. Medicine seemed like a natural career choice, and I went on to study biological sciences at Cornell University and then medicine at New Jersey Medical School.

What I want my patients to know about me:

As a breast surgical oncologist, I think it is important to treat the whole person. A diagnosis of breast cancer can affect multiple aspects of a patient’s life, and I do not believe that my job is over once the surgical treatment is complete. I am here to help coordinate the multidisciplinary care that a patient often needs while going through treatment and to help navigate survivorship.

What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

If I am not working, I am spending time with family and friends. I love to explore new cities. I also love biking, cooking, reading, and traveling. Florida is a favorite vacation destination.

Education & Credentials

  • Medical School: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
  • Clinical Training: Cancer Institute of New Jersey | Research
  • Residency Program: Robert Wood Johnson Univ. Hospital | General Surgery
  • Fellowship Program: Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey | Breast Oncology
  • Undergraduate Education: Cornell Univiversity

WellSpan Hospital Affiliations

  • Apple Hill Surgical Center
  • WellSpan Ephrata Hospital
  • WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital
  • WellSpan York Hospital

Health Plans Accepted

WellSpan Financial Assistance Program participant

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health
  • Amerihealth Caritas PA
  • Capital BlueCross
  • Cigna Healthcare
  • Cigna Medicare Advantage
  • Gateway Highmark Wholecare
  • Geisinger
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • HPP/Jefferson Health Plan
  • Humana
  • InterGroup/Prime Health Services
  • John Hopkins Health Care
  • PA Health & Wellness (Centene)
  • PA Medical Assistance
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care
  • Railroad Medicare
  • South Central Preferred
  • Tower Health PPO
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Vibra Health Plan

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